So a couple of weeks back I had a quite an exciting moment. Why? Well I downloaded myself an E-Business Suite R12.2.4 Vision virtual machine from Oracle E-Delivery.
After the initial pain of unzipping many gigabytes of zip files, concatenating chunks together etc and finally importing into virtual box, I finally got it up and running. This is the single-tier install and here are the specs of the virtual machine I am using:
|Network||Host Only Network|
|Disk Drives||USB External Drive|
This is running on my laptop which is an Intel i7 with 16Gb RAM.
Post importing, after changing the default user passwords (which the system prompts you to do on login), I set up the machine to use a static IP address (note I had the adaptor set on a host-only network). To do this I simply executed
/u01/install/scripts/configstatic.sh and as I was happy to re-use the existing domain (ebs.example.com) I didn't have to do anything thereafter. Ensure you create an entry in your windows host file for ebs.example.com for the static IP address you're using though.
Starting up the instance is done in two stages - the database and then the app.
The database starts up relatively quickly on my machine, however the app takes literally forever! This is part due to weblogic server now being used in the underpinning architecture, and of course partly because it's running on a humble laptop. It's literally a case of start it off, leave it running, and go and do something else for half an hour or so. You'll see it going through the various startup steps.
Eventually (!) you should see everything is done. Once you've successfully started then you should be able to hit the login screen on
ebs.example.com:8000, which as you can see looks a bit different to the R12 vanilla screen.